Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Catalina + 4.5 Months

It's hard to believe that this little one is pushing the 5 month mark already.  As my grandma says, life is like a roll of toilet paper.  The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!  I hate to think of how quickly time passes at her age!  Anyway... back to Catalina... this little beauty is getting bigger, more expressive, and showing signs of a feisty, fun personality by the day!  Enjoy!

Seriously... those eye lashes are AMAZING!

Getting soooo close to sitting up and happy about it!

Such a beauty.

Girl's got attitude.

I love when you can hear a photo!

MK, William & Jeb: Cuteness

It's INSANE how fast time has flown.  Truly insane.  MK is turning 5 this summer.  WHAT?  Really?  Well... the older these kiddos get, the more mobile, opinionated, animated, precious and hilarious they become.  The words to describe this shoot would be FAST, chaotic, hilarious, and a whole lot of fun!  One thing that I especially love about these shoots is these kiddos' momma.  She dolls them up in their smocked finery, has a general idea of what may or may not work, and then lets them go.  And we are all off to the races.  Her goal is to not threaten them too much so as to ruin this experience for them and make them not want to do this EVER again.  I applaud her for holding what may be high expectations at bay and letting her kids be kids in front of the camera.  It's such a joy to watch and an honor to document.  And honestly, I think they turn out pretty great.  Maybe not traditional.  Maybe not overly posed.  But a fun representation of where these kids are at this point in their life.  They just make me smile!  Enjoy!

These are some seriously cute kids!

This guy is going to be a knock out.  


How is he already 9 months old?

Sister love.

Such a doll.

Animation is in their genes!




That's more like it!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Javier {9 days}

The newest member of our family arrived on April 15.  After an AMAZING home birth, this bundle of joy joined my husband's brother and sister-in-law's world.  He is a healthy baby boy with an amazing head of hair!  We have all enjoyed holding him and looking at him... just looking at him.  I have always been amazed at what these little, sleepy creatures do to us.  They captivate us as they sleep.  They suck us in.  They must call from the other side or something because they grab hold of our hearts and give us patience and time to just watch.  They are amazing.  Truly.  I had the great pleasure of snapping a few photos of Javi last week to document this moment in his life.  Javier, thanks for joining us!  We are all so glad you are here... even Lucy will be happy you're here eventually.  Give her some time.  We love you and are looking forward to watching you... just watching you... for years to come.  Blessings on you, sweet boy.